For more than a quarter century, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens has continued to gather an ever-widening audience of users because it has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 6th Edition (edited by Richard Pohanish) remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern. This hardcover book is so extensive it comes in two volumes covering 3,096 pages.
This 2011 edition contains extensively expanded information include many new records including materials designated as WMDs; an up-to-date review of carcinogens, synonyms and trade names, CAS numbers, DOT numbers, foreign identifiers, hazard ratings, uses, analytical methods, medical surveillance, protective clothing, respirators, labeling requirements, initial isolation and protective action distances, and disposal; expanded coverage of occupational exposure limits, physical and chemical properties, human-, fish- and eco-toxicology data.
The chemical records are presented in a uniform format to ease the task for those who must find vital information quickly and make appropriate response decisions. Expanded regulatory information includes those from European regulatory bodies. Materials used for chemical warfare or that are classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) are also included. Sample entries on ammonium hydroxide and phenyl mercapatan are available as PDF files.
A "must have" for safety and environmental health and safety professionals.